Manga superstars CLAMP, who worked with Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) on designing the recent vampire anime Blood-C, will be contributing a new cover illustration to Junichi Fujisaku's novelization of the movie.
Junichi Fujisaku worked on scripts for Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Blood-C. His Stand Alone Complex light novels were released in North America by Dark Horse, and he worked with Avengers producer Avi Arad on manga The Innocent.
The movie's surprisingly trangressive plot seems to be basically Saya and Anonymous vs Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara - hence the girl typing with her toes in the web security co-promotion.
From the press notes:
Following the enforcement of the new Youth Protection Ordinance, minors are forbidden to circulate in the streets at night and the use of the Internet is regulated. However, young people continue to fight for their own freedom through underground methods.
A group called Sirrut, in particular, has declared war on Fumito Nanahara, a man whose great influence at both political and economic level has virtually made him the ruler of Tokyo.
The Sirrut fight their war with the weapon they know best: Internet. And while searching for more information about their enemy in the cyberspace, they come across a number of urban legends referring to the existence of the “Tower,” a mysterious organization behind Fumito that is rumored to be conducting experiments involving human beings, and alluding to people being… eaten.
Determined to expose the truth, the Sirrut members start investigating. But as they are in the subway following a lead, a monstrous creature appeared from nowhere starts attacking the passengers. As panic and mayhem spread, one girl stands firmly in front of that living nightmare, a Japanese sword in her hand, her eyes as cold as ice…